LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Mikel Arteta scored a late scorcher and Arsenal beat Manchester City 1-0 in their crucial Barclays Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
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Arsenal dominated the game from the opening whistle and after missing several chances, Arteta scored the winner in the 87th minute in a game where Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli was sent off.
“Well, (the result) was so important,” the former Everton midfielder told Sky Sports 1 after the game.
“Chelsea won yesterday (against Wigan) while Newcastle have been very consistent over the last few games as well and Tottenham are still there, so it’s going to be a big fight from now until the end of the season.
“But we knew that today was going to be one of the most difficult games we have until the end of the season.
“There was a lot to play for both teams today.
“It’s going to be really tough for them (City) because of Manchester United winning and for us because if we lose today we would be two points behind them (Tottenham) and there’s six games to go.”